Born in Uruguay, Rafael Viñoly studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires before forming one of the largest architecture firms in South America. He eventually relocated to the United States in 1978 and founded Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1983. In the years ahead, he would come to be known around the entire world for […]
If we had to nominate Manhattan’s most athletic neighborhood, Chelsea would win in every category, because it hosts the largest sports complex in the city: Chelsea Piers. The complex includes three grandiose piers and a marina for mooring private boats, and contains a huge skating rink (equally suitable for figure skating and hockey), basketball courts, soccer fields, multi-story golf driving ranges, batting cages, dance studios, a wall for rock climbing and a huge gymnastics hall.
I don’t consider myself particularly old. I’m in my mid-forties, and after a couple of decades of a consistently strong career in the field of luxury real estate, I think I’ve reached the point where I’m in top shape professionally (and I’d argue maybe physically as well) and get some of my best work done every day.
I’m passionate about the entire island of Manhattan, and I love all its neighborhoods – each one has its unique beauty, and if I were to start to describing to you all those things that I admire in each one, this storytelling session may last a while.